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Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson is one of the best in the league at drafting for the wide receiver position, and since he came on board in 2005, the Packers have consistently had one of the deepest and most productive receiver corps in the league.
Though the Packers in recent offseasons have lost big-name talents Donald Driver, Greg Jennings and James Jones, Green Bay could still have one of the NFL's best receiving groups in 2014. In fact, the Packers have more talented players at receiver than perhaps any other position, so training camp will give the team an opportunity to solidify a roster area that may well include six players.
“It might not be the big names like we had in the past when we had the whole stable of guys, but I think you could definitely see us keeping six guys there in that position because we are pretty deep group,” Aaron Rodgers told Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin.
The Packers currently have 10 receivers on the 90-man roster, including Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Jarrett Boykin, rookies Davante Adams (Round 2), Jared Abbrederis (Round 5) and Jeff Janis (Round 7) and 2013 holdovers Kevin Dorsey, Alex Gillett, Chris Harper and Myles White.
Chances are good that Adams, Abbrederis and Janis get slotted into spots four through six, which Rodgers said are really "wide open." But they'll have to beat out players like Harper and White, who have already have experience being on the 53-man roster.
Nelson graded out as the Pro Football Focus' No. 2 receiver in the league in 2013 (subscription required). Though Cobb played only six games, he scored four touchdowns, including the one that saved Green Bay's season in the critical Week 17 matchup against Chicago, and was on pace for nearly 1,200 receiving yards.
Boykin is quickly emerging into a solid threat for Rodgers. By the end of 2013, he had 681 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 13.9 yards per reception.
Green Bay consistently has multiple receivers finish in the league's top 25, and 2014 should be no different. This group will find the end zone often and make it difficult for opponents to outscore the Packers.